The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) will travel to Chicago for its 25th annual conference from June 27-30. The focus of this year’s conference, entitled “Engaged Learning in the Digital Age," is to discuss the best ways to deliver quality business education at university and post-graduate levels using digital media as a platform to enhance the education experience.
Education professionals are trying to navigate the wave of digital technology in a way that will benefit teachers and students as technology is becoming increasingly prevalent in everyday life, and therefore naturally seeping its way into education as well.
The conference will be dense, with back-to-back sessions on an array of topics. Engaged learning in the digital age will be a significant point of discussion, such as tactics for using social media to keep students engaged outside of the classroom.
The conference will cover more topics, however, such as teaching excellence and accreditation standards for Associates, Baccalaureate, and graduate degrees. There will be breakout sessions on Saturday that will focus on business advisory councils and Sunday will focus on ACBSP engagement.
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation recognizes the ACBSP for accrediting business-related programs at all degree levels around the globe. With offices in the U.S., Belgium, and Peru, the ACBSP is dedicated to achieving its mission to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs across five continents. The ACBSP states that at the heart of the organization “is the vision to accredit every quality business program worldwide," something that is no small task.
The ACBSP’s focus lies in accrediting and evaluating schools’ business programs, not in accrediting the actual universities themselves. Institutions within the United States need to be regionally accredited in order to receive both accreditation and membership status in the ACBSP.
About ACBSP - Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. (2014, January 1). About ACBSP - Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. Retrieved June 26, 2014, from ACBSP
Engaged Learning in the Digital Age. (2014, January 1). Retrieved June 26, 2014, from ACBSP
Accreditation - Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. (2013, January 1). Accreditation - Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. Retrieved June 26, 2014, from ACBSP